I am so excited to show you a few things that I have been designing and it has nothing to do with jewelry. I have always loved writing, but I have never really called myself a writer. I used to write research reports in my younger years and before my creative life took over. But research and writing the accompanying reports are much different from creative writing and the stories I write every so often on Medium.com. You can find them here: https://medium.com/@lotsofjewels.
Anyway, I have always loved graphic design so I am now playing around with some easy stuff. I am in no way saying that I am even close to the true graphic design professionals. But I am having fun during a difficult time in my life. In December, I suffered a rather severe fall that resulted in a head injury, tears in my shoulder muscles and a back injury. I have been mostly confined to staying home because I can’t drive or work outside my home with my injuries. My jewelry is a wonderful outlet, but I also love technology and learning new skills so I have been on Picmonkey (a free online photo editing site) playing around and here are a few of my very elementary designs!
First, here is my new graphic for my Shop Find of the Week. I made it with the blank canvas option on Picmonkey and just had a great time picking and choosing which elements to add. I used a few of the “sticker” shapes and changed the colors, then added some focal elements and text.
Please note: All work shown here is the property of Cherie Klinger, Accessoire Blog, and Accessoire Jewelry. Please do not reproduce without listing the following credit: Designed and Created by Cherie Klinger of Accessoire.
For the children’s book that I have been having fun with, I am using the static bunny and giraffe photos from Picmonkey’s options. I have five pages completed and hope to complete an entire little book. Then I guess I will read it to myself and give a copy to my nieces and nephews. Somehow I don’t think my 19 and 14-year-old want me reading a story to them entitled, Trixie and Dex. The stars of the book are a little bunny named Trixie and a giraffe named Dex.
And below is page 3 to give you a sample of Trixie and Dex together. If you know anything about my DO*CARE*ACT blog, then you can guess that I have to add a little life lessons about helping others, giving and the miracle of a caring heart!
Sorry about the disclaimer written above, but I feel that I have to add that since there are some people who do like to take things and use them without the proper permission or credit given. I do not mind one using my photos, I only ask that the proper credit be given. I do not use a watermark, so please do not copy these little graphics that I have created without attaching the proper credit. Thank you very much!! You may not think they are much, especially the graphic designers out there, but they are my little piece of graphic heaven and I am having fun.
We all have a well of creativity inside of us, just allow yourself to try to do something that will bring a smile to your face. You deserve it!
Hope you all are staying busy and creative.
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